Sarah Bonar at Frances

About Sarah Bonar

Sarah Bonar is the pastry chef at Frances and Octavia. Her start in baking was atypical. Since her family didn’t have a lot of money for college tuition, she followed the lead of her father, a career army soldier, and joined the military. Honorably discharged as a sergeant after five years stationed in San Antonio, Texas, as a Spanish linguist, she attended culinary school on the GI Bill; after graduation, she landed her first industry job at Frances’s pastry station, working for chef-owner Melissa Perello.

Accolades

  • San Francisco Magazine Best Pastry Chef 2015

My Restaurants

  • Frances
    3870 17th St
    San Francisco, CA
  • Octavia
    1701 Octavia St
    San Francisco, CA

Where I Eat

Behind the Scenes

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Frances
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Modern, American
Castro
"Less than one week until our annual Holiday Market at @sf_frances Monday 12/18!"
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"salty burnt honey tarts - so cute i could squeeze em"
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"snapped up the last few pink pearls of the season for a little family meal treat 💕"
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"apricot and razzzz all the live long day"
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"We got that purple barley, black sesame, dark rye sourdough 🙋🏼"
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"back at it -- barley porridge and salty black sesame -- missed these babes"
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From My Menu